Lifetime Payson resident Johnathon Brandt will celebrate achieving the rank of Eagle along with his brother and fellow Eagle Emerson Carr on May 9 as a senior at Payson High School.
Johnathon, 17, participates in band at PHS. He received his Religious Award in February, after a year of study and community service for the Lutheran Church.
Johnathon is very involved with Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church where he ushers, is a junior member of the Trustee Committee (property and building maintenance) and occasionally serves as computer tech for services. Johnathon fills in where needed, from keeping the grounds Firewise or shoveling and plowing snow from the walks and parking lot.
Johnathon also earned his Bronze and Gold Palms, for additional merit badges earned. Johnathon currently serves as Senior Patrol Leader for the Troop and has held additional positions in the Troop such as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide and Order of the Arrow Representative. He attended National Youth Leadership Training about four years ago and last May went back to NYLT on staff as a Troop Guide.
Johnathon’s Eagle Project involved building shelves for the new Humane Society of Central Arizona thrift shop and organizing the move of merchandise from the old facility to the new in June 2012.
Malcolm Brandt, 15, is a sophomore at Payson High School, plays in the school band and has lived in Payson all his life.
Malcolm began his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub at the age of five and passed his Eagle Board of Review Jan. 19, 2014. His Eagle Project was rebuilding the handicap accessible trail at the Christopher Creek Campground for the Christopher Creek Overlook. Malcolm has served his Troop as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for two years, as Chaplain Aide, and as Troop as Bugler and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He has attended Veterans Day Memorials, where he played Taps. He attended National Youth Leadership Training and works with the younger Scouts, encouraging them to learn and advance, and teaching skills like knot tying and orienteering
Malcolm has earned his Religious Award and serves as an usher and Junior Trustee at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church. Malcolm also works at keeping the property Firewise and free of snow and ice during winter months.
Emerson Carr currently serves as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 7354, after serving as Senior Patrol Leader for the year prior. He started his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub when he was 5. Emerson has worked his way through the ranks and passed his Eagle Board of Review on Jan. 19, 2014 at the age of 14. Emerson plays football for Payson High School, in the position of lineman on both sides of the ball. Emerson is involved with Je Jiu Jitsu and boxing.
“I think that Scouting is a huge influence in my life. I have learned tons of valuable skills in Scouting that I believe will help me throughout life,” he said.
Troop 7354 is a Traditional Troop, which means it is an All Denominational Troop. Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson, Ariz. chartered Troop 7354. Both the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m., Mondays, except for school holidays.